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In a mortar and pestle or spice grinder, mix together the sea salt, kaffir lime leaf powder, dried herbs, cayenne, chilli flakes, sesame seeds and black peppercorns until well combined.

Heat a shallow sauté pan or frying pan with water and place a bamboo steamer over the boiling water. Trim the asparagus ends. Place the asparagus in the steamer and cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Remove and refresh in ice cold water. Drain and pat dry using a paper towel.

To serve drizzle with a little sesame oil and lime juice. Sprinkle over some of the herb and chilli salt to taste and serve.

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Serving Size: 80g Avg Quantity per serve Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy  76.0 Kj 95.0 Kj
Protein 2.2 g 2.7 g
Fat, total 0.2 g 0.2 g
– saturated 0.0 g 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 1.3 g 1.6 g
– sugars 1.3 g 1.6 g
Sodium 1.4 g 1.8 g
0.0 mg 0.0 mg

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only.

timer Total time 10 mins hourglass_empty Prep time 5 mins timer Cook time 5 mins people Serving 4 people info_outline Difficulty Easy
  • 2x 200g bunches LeaderBrand Asparagus
  • ½ cup sea salt
  • 1 tsp kaffir lime leaf powder, optional
  • 1 tbsp dried chives or dried mint
  • ¼ tsp ground cayenne
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • To serve, lime wedges
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